pale into insignificance

Definition of pale into insignificance

chiefly British

  1. :  to appear less large or important when compared with something else Your financial debt pales into insignificance when you compare it with mine.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  palisade, paling

    :  one of the stakes of a palisade

    :  picket

  1. :  to enclose with pales :  fence

  1. :  deficient in color or intensity of color :  pallid

    :  not bright or brilliant :  dim

    :  feeble, faint

  1. :  to become pale

    :  to make pale

  1. :  the quality or state of being insignificant

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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